Multitasking Not Working in iOS 11 on iPad Fixes Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Using multitasking on your iPad is really convenient for you can work with two Apps at the same time and switch Apps using gestures. When multitasking works properly on your iPad, you can enjoy the conveniences it brings to you as you like. While if there is something wrong with it, the situation can be quite annoying. Since many iPad users have reported the issue "multitasking not working in iOS 11", there are some potential solutions to the problem "multitasking not working in iOS 11" introduced in this article. Hope one of the tips can solve the problem perfectly for you.


Fixes to "multitasking not working" in iOS 11

Tip 1: Check multitasking settings on your iPad

Using multitasking in iOS 11 on your iPad requires you to turn on the features first. You can check whether you have set the multitasking feature correctly by going to Settings > General > Multitasking & Dock and allowing Multiple Apps. There are other three options you can turn on according to your needs: Persistent Video Overlay, Gestures and Show Suggested and Recent Apps. If you find yourself forget switching on Multitasking & Dock before you use multitasking, toggle Multitasking & Dock on can solve your problem "multitasking not working" in iOS 11 on your iPad. While if you find you have turned the feature on, you can try to fix the issue by toggle off the features and then switch it on again.

Tip 2: Restart or force restart your iPad in iOS 11

Restarting or rebooting your iDevice is a common way to solve the problems related to iPhone/iPad. For example, this tip works well to fix the issue "touch screen not working" in iOS 11. Follow the steps below to restart or reboot your iPad and see whether this tip works for you in fix the "multitasking not working" issue in iOS 11.

Restart iPad: Press and hold Sleep/Wake button until you see a slider, drag the slider to turn off your iPad and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it on.

Force Restart iPad: Press and hold both Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 3: Check multitasking-supported iPads

As you may know, not all iPad are supported to use the multitasking feature, If you find multitasking not working on your iPad running iOS 11, maybe it's simply because it's not on the supported list.

Tip 4: Make sure you use multitasking correctly

After turning on Multitasking feature on your iPad, how to use it correctly? There are two basic operations involved in using multitasking introduced below. Check whether you use the features correctly. If not, that's may be the reason why you find multitasking not working in iOS 11 on your iPad. The problem "screenshot not working" in iOS 11 can also be caused by wrong operations.

How to use Slide Over:

Step 1: Start one of the Apps you want to work with.

Step 2: Open the dock by swiping up from the button of the screen.

Step 3: Touch and hold another App you want to work with on the dock and then drag it to the screen.

How to use Split View:

Step 1: Start one of the Apps you want to work with.

Step 2: Open the dock by swiping up from the button of the screen

Step 3: Touch and hold another App you want to work with on the dock and then drag it to the right or left edge of your iPad screen.


Since you are an iPad user, I guess you may need a completely free iOS data transfer tool to transfer and manage your iPad contents. The tool recommended here is MobiMover Free, a free alternative to iTunes. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 or later, you can easily and quickly transfer files between iPhone/iPad and computer or from one iPhone/iPad to another without any limitation on the features you can use, on the file types you can transfer or on the number of items you can import. MobiMover can also work as a free iPhone content manager to help you delete/edit the existing data on your iPhone/iPad or add new items to your iDevice. Sounds attractive? Equip your computer with MobiMover and try to use it to transfer data from iPad to the computer with a single click.

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Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable. Launch EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" mode, which helps you export iPad data to the computer. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to start.

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Step 2. MobiMover allows you to transfer all the iPad data to the computer at one time at a fast speed. You can also select Contact, Messages, Note, Photo, Video, or Audio individually. You can change the default destination for exported files on your computer. If you don't set it on your own, MobiMover will download the iPad files to a desktop folder. Click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from iPad to the computer without a hitch.

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Step 3. Wait for a while to let the transfer process finish. Please don't disconnect the iPad while transferring. When the process finishes, you can check the items on your computer.

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